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Enhanced productivity with high-performance error diagnosis

Schmersal launches new version of the SD Gateway

The new SDG Fieldbus Gateway from Schmersal enables highperformance error diagnosis, contributing to improved system availability

The Schmersal Group is about to launch a new version of the SD Gateway for its SD bus. Users will be able to take advantage of the improved fault diagnostics offered by the new SDG Fieldbus Gateway. This in turn will help to increase machine and plant productivity by minimising downtime and simplifying commissioning and maintenance. The device is also user friendly and easy to install.

Electronic safety sensors and interlocks with SD interface can transmit comprehensive status and diagnostic data to a higher-level machine control system.

Data from the serially connected switchgear is sent via the SD bus to the SDG fieldbus gateway and then passed on via the fieldbus to the machine control unit - enabling the forwarding of error messages such as overtemperature warnings, faulty actuator warnings and invalid actuator combination messages.

The diagnostic information is transmitted separately from safety signals. Warning notifications enable controlled process shutdown and targeted maintenance so as to prevent process interruptions.

The new variant of the SD Gateway also offers a web server and has a microSD memory card and thus offers the following features:

◆ Event logs can be evaluated in real time via the web interface.

◆ Complete diagnostic data from all safety switchgear devices are displayed in plain text in the browser window.

The new alternatives in power conversion

Power conversion is commonly achieved through phase-angle controllers, transformers and power supplies. But these solutions can either damage heaters, or take up large amounts of space or make it incredibly hard to measure and control the power flow. Watlow’s power conversion technology solves these issues by providing the ability to bring voltage up or down smoothly without having to introduce a bulky power supply. Watlow temperature controllers, such as POWERGLIDE®, are capable of modulating the amplitude of the output voltage, allowing the voltage to step down from 208 volts to as low as 20 volts.

◆ Devices, such as interlocks and control panels, can be controlled directly via the web interface.

◆ The microSD card allows event logs to be exported for evaluation and long-term storage.

◆ The configuration of the series connection is stored on the microSD card to enable seamless device replacement in case of error.

In the near future, Schmersal will further expand the functionalities of the SDG fieldbus gateway so that the data of the connected safety switchgear can be transmitted not only via EtherCAT, but also via the common fieldbus protocols PROFINET, EtherNet/lP and Modbus. In addition, networking options will be expanded through connection to 10-Link and OPC UA communication systems.

An additional and significant benefit of the SD bus system is being retained in the new Gateway: by connecting sensors and interlocks with the SD bus in series (an SD Gateway can communicate with up to 31 safety switchgear devices), this safety solution enables extremely lean wiring and reduces costs without sacrificing Performance Level (series connection for applications up to PL e). Setup and commissioning of an SD installation have been designed to be as convenient and straightforward as possible and all devices receive addresses from the Gateway automatically.

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Lowering the voltage in this way is a great way to drive low-impedance heaters. It can reduce the power distribution rating with smaller fuses and wires, which saves money and space. It can also protect ceramic heaters from breaking. Watlow’s power conversion technology also achieves high power quality without the high cost and added space of a DC power supply.

Power conversion is an essential element of many heating applications. Yet most current power conversion technology is not well suited to cases where heaters are fragile, have ceramic components, or have to ensure safe operation across the globe. No longer do devices have to be engineered around power quality issues. Instead, smooth, stable power changes are possible across a huge variety of outputs, and noise is reduced drastically.

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As editors of Products & Services Review, we are committed to delivering innovative, thought-provoking content that empowers our readers to make informed decisions in an ever-changing marketplace. This issue we explore the diverse world of the products and services that align with current trends, consumer behaviour patterns and emerging technologies for a broad range of industries.

CP Cases has a rich history that dates back to the 1960’s, and today 64 years later the company has grown to become one of the most recognised product development, creative and innovative companies that is well-known for designing and manufacturing high-performance protective cases, 19-inch racks and rugged textiles. Winners of our Product Innovation Award, on pages 4 & 5, we feature its five best-selling products as well as take a look behind the brand into its complete capabilities and services.

With increasing awareness of environmental and ethical concerns, Ella Faulkner, Internal Sales at Colour Graphics examines the sustainability initiatives implemented by the Walsall-based largeformat print business and reveals how its use of Soyang’s SL-F04 Premium Solar Greyback Frontlit banner material has allowed the company to expand its sustainable offering and win profitable new work from environment-focused customers. Page 6.

Other topics covered: Health & Safety, Packaging, Industrial & Manufacturing, Food & Drink Manufacturing. We hope you enjoy this month’s edition.


CP Cases is ecognise its outstanding achievements in product development, creativity and innovation across different sectors including Defence, Police & Security, Broadcast, Medical, Marine, Energy, Aerospace and Secure Comms


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CP Cases: The industry’s best custom protective equipment

In this issue of Products & Services Review, we are pleased to feature CP Cases Ltd as our Product Innovation Award Winner.

It is an honour to shine a spotlight on CP Cases Ltd and recognise its outstanding achievements in product development, creativity and innovation across different sectors including Defence, Police & Security, Broadcast, Medical, Marine, Energy, Aerospace and Secure Comms. Due to its expansive market outreach and unbeatable product capabilities, over the years, its products have received an overwhelming number of positive feedback from both existing and new customers.

CP Cases Ltd is known for designing and manufacturing high-performance protective cases, 19-inch racks and rugged textiles. Used for transport, operation, and storage of essential equipment in commercial and military applications, many products are accredited to MILSTD-810F, rated IP65 and carry NATO stock numbers.

We spoke to Caitlin Bates, Marketing Communications Executive at CP Cases Ltd who explained the role of the company in more detail.

“We offer the broadest range of protective, operational transit cases for broadcast and media, defence and security, medical and scientific and many other sectors. We have an unparalleled range of in-house skills and expertise with rotomoulded plastic, aluminium, laminated plywood, HPP, textiles and CNC foam machining. Our products are available in a wide range of standard sizes but can also be custom designed to meet clients’ requirements.”

CP Cases Ltd has a rich history that dates back to the 1960’s. Peter Ross and Chris Sherwin, the founders of CP Cases Ltd, were both active semi-professional musicians playing regular gigs across London with strong connections in this emerging scene through their association with Jim Marshall, who at that time was launching his first series of 50-Watt Marshall Amps. From a 2-man band in the late 60’s to the hayloft in Shepherd's Bush, and then onto a repurposed deteriorating Victorian laundry in Chiswick, CP Cases Ltd grew vastly in size and popularity.

64 years on and today CP Cases Ltd is globally active across 8 markets with 10 flagship products that are all designed and manufactured in its 31,000 sq. ft warehouse. In this article, we have focussed on its five best-selling products.


Originally designed to meet the demands of Military

and Defence customers, Airship is a combination of bonded layers of honeycomb PP and rigid closed cell foam. Providing a featherweight block which is then CNC machined to excavate pockets and cavities to exactly match the shape and size of the equipment being protected. Accredited to MIL STD 810 and IP65 compliant, it also features a superior lightweight protective solution, and its patented laminated structure gives exceptional strength-to-weight ratio achieving weight/volume ratios of better than 20kg/m³.


Produced using a process called rotomoulding which is ideal for manufacturing tough, waterproof products, using a high-quality polyethylene polymer which thickens at the edges and corners to provide extra strength and impact resistance. Accredited to MIL STD 810 and IP65 compliant, Amazon can accommodate COOL A/C for extreme climates and remains stable in temperatures from -40°C to +70°C. It’s moulded-in Amazon Lip engages positively with body to eliminate lid displacement when subjected to sideways impact (Patent Granted).


A lightweight, 19-inch ruggedised aluminium electronic transit rack specifically designed for commercial and military applications where protection against physical, climatic and electromagnetic hazards are required, and where


weight, strength and portability are vital issues. Accredited to MIL STD 810 and IP65 compliant, ERack is highly customisable to client’s applications with short lead times and efficient pricing. It also fits EZG3 slide rails with standard chassis depths available from 350mm to 870mm.


Introduced over 10 years ago, SatRack is the ideal ruggedised 19-inch rack solution for flyaway ENG systems and broadcasters worldwide. Designed to achieve super-lightweight solutions for rack mounted portable satellite equipment, it is available in both full 19-inch and half rack sizes. Conforming to IATA guidelines for checked in baggage, the SatRack is ideal for ‘carry on’ applications that require rugged, highly portable, rack-mounted equipment.

The outer bag can feature an external label holder with the option to stack multiple units with added security using optional stacking straps. The 19-inch frame is suspended in a lightweight 10mm rigid honeycombed polypropylene (Astro board) outer shell with angled elastomeric anti vibration mounts and is available in two shore hardnesses that provide 40mm of ‘sway’ space between the rack and outer shell and come available in various grades to give alternative suspension characteristics suiting differing payloads.

Whether debating a products quality, innovation, value for money, brand reputation or customer experience, CP Cases Ltd believe there are several product capabilities which ensure that its products outperform competitors.

Caitlin explained, “For example, our Airship is exceptionally lightweight and there is no equivalent product currently on the market. Additionally, all of our products can be tailored to meet individual clients needs unlike other manufacturers. Whether it’s size, weight or internal features, we can alter any of our original products to meet certain requirements.”

Moving forward, CP Cases Ltd is keen to continue reaching a wider audience through attending a number of exhibitions in 2024 to demonstrate its outstanding product capabilities and to connect with like-minded industry leaders whilst learning about the latest industry trends. CP Cases Ltd will be attending: Security and Policing 2024, Eurosatory 2024, and the IBC Show 2024.

CP Cases Ltd is also hot on the heels of Industry 4.0 which is known as the fourth industrial revolution. With manufacturers around the world looking to integrate new technologies that include IoT, cloud computing analytics and AI, CP Cases Ltd will endeavour to move forward with the times as it looks at the potential of combining smart machines and smart factories into its manufacturing processes to help produce goods more efficiently and productively throughout the value chain.

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Colour Graphics plugs a sustainable hole in the market with Soyang Europe

The Walsall-based large-format print company began using Soyang SL-F04 Premium Solar Greyback Frontlit Banner material in response to a rising demand for PVC-free banner work

Walsall-based large-format print business Colour Graphics has revealed how its use of Soyang’s SL-F04 Premium Solar Greyback Frontlit banner material has allowed the company to expand its sustainable offering and win profitable new work from environment-focused customers.

Established more than 25 years ago, Colour Graphics offers a wide range of printing services including largeformat signage, exhibition displays, marketing materials and event graphics.

While demand for its print services in general has been on the rise, Colour Graphics noted a particular increase in interest for banner printing, specifically more planet friendly solutions. In response, the company took the decision to begin offering PVC-free banner printing, allowing customers to select a more sustainable option.

Having worked with Soyang Europe for nearly 10 years, Colour Graphics again turned to the specialist supplier for a solution. After testing a number of products, Colour Graphics identified Soyang’s SL-F04 Premium Solar Greyback Frontlit banner material as the ideal product to meet the demand for more environmentally friendly banners.

A 100% polyester woven fabric coated with a grey back, Soyang SL-F04 banner material offers users a smooth surface and full opacity, making it an effective solution for printed applications such as banners, roll-up banners and home décor.

The fire-resistant fabric – available in widths of up to 5m – is compatible with UV, Latex and (eco) solvent printing technologies. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, it is also degradable and Oekotex Standard 100 Certificated.

“There is a big stigma around the use of PVC, and we were getting asked a lot for non-PVC materials when producing

banners,” Colour Graphics’ Sales and Marketing Manager James Birch says. “As we have such a strong relationship with Soyang Europe, we knew they would be able to help us find a solution.”

The decision has proved hugely popular with Colour Graphics customers, with James revealing that the company has been able to win new work from clients that themselves have a strong focus on limiting their environmental impact.

Colour Graphics has been running the material on its new Matic Hera impulse welder, allowing it to produce all sorts of short to medium-term banner pieces such as pocket banners and café banner systems.

“We tested out a few non-PVC banner materials with the impulse welder and were really impressed with the results of the Soyang product. Non-PVC banner material is notoriously tricky to weld; we’re really pleased to add this high-performing material to our own range,” James adds.

“By offering this new service, we are plugging a hole in the market created by the stigma of PVC and the need to satisfy environmental requirements,” James continues. “For some of our customers, they need to hit certain sustainability targets; our new non-PVC offering helps them to achieve this.”

“Soyang Europe supported us every step of the way in selecting the material and we are delighted with the result.”

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As we navigate the complexities of healthcare, it’s essential to recognise the remarkable advancements being made.

The Occupational Therapy Show 2023 that was held in November was a fine example of how the healthcare industry is vastly moving forward when it comes to creating groundbreaking medical technologies alongside innovative treatment approaches. The occupational therapy field continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and the OT Show delivered a more than impressive display of the latest products and services available across the industry. We have also featured some of our chosen Top Exhibitors from the show: Co Move It, DHA Supplies, Frontier Group, Mercado Medic, Motor Step, Rompa, Roma Medical, Sight & Sound & Temporary Solutions. Pages 6-10.

We also feature a full review of The Pharmacy Show 2023, the UK’s largest show for the primary care and community pharmacy sector. From pages 11-13, we give you a detailed analysis of the show as well as some features from our chosen Top Exhibitors that include: Elite Aesthetics, Proven Probiotics, and Skills4Pharmacy.

Other show reviews include Care & Retirement Living Show 2023 and Diabetes Professional Care.

We will continue to strive to empower our readers with the information they need to navigate the complexities of modern healthcare. Together, let us continue to explore, educate, and advocate for a healthier future for all.






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Occupational Therapy Show 2023

The 2023 edition of The Occupational Therapy Show from the 22nd-23rd November brought together the whole OT community under one roof for two action-packed days. Organised as a dedicated trade show for the industry, it attracted UK-wide occupational therapists working in a variety of sectors such as housing, education, health organisations, social care, voluntary organisations and independent practitioners.

With over 206 healthcare exhibitors, 97 leading professional speakers and over 3,500 OT’s and allied healthcare professionals, the event featured all the latest advancements in mobility and transport, daily living aids, access equipment, adaptions, bathing

and showering childrens’ equipment, charities and advice, training providers, care and recruitment providers, furniture, communication and telecare, leisure and sport, equipment suppliers and much more.

Healthcare Matters visited the Occupational Therapy Show 2023 and was overly impressed by the quality of products and services across all exhibitors. Two of our Top Exhibitors were DHA Supplies: a leading UK manufacturer of specialist independent living solutions and Roma Medical, with the innovative, Eliot Patient Chair® range.

The co-founders of DHA Supplies: Andy and Chloe Martin: a father and daughter team showcased the new Resolve Range with its winning ergonomic design features and cost-effective prices suitable for DFGs. The Resolve Range has adjustable counter worktops, heat drawers and pull-down cabinets, all ideally suited for optimal independence at home. With flexibility in mind, a whole new kitchen can be fitted or modular aspects added to an original kitchen. The range is unbeatable on price too, with savings of up to 50% compared to other market competitors and a promise of a four-week delivery following initial orders.

Be part of the conversation: Introducing Speaksee

Dutch technology company

Speaksee’s innovative technology allows for real-time transcription of conversations, making it easier for individuals with hearing loss to follow along and actively participate in group discussions.

Ideal for use in the workplace, in schools and universities, in health and social care environments and so on, Speaksee’s solutions can be used by anyone, anywhere!

By providing subtitling in all Theatres at Naidex and UK Care Show Week (20th-21st March), Speaksee is helping to create a more inclusive environment for all attendees. Additionally, their microphone kit and software can benefit individuals with neurodiversity or those who require additional support with note-taking or verbal communication.

With its user-friendly design and advanced features, the Speaksee

Kit and their AutoCaption software is revolutionizing the way we communicate in group settings, and their commitment to accessibility and inclusivity is truly making a difference in the lives of many individuals across the world today.

Visit: Speaksee at Naidex: Stand J91 or UK Care Show Week: Stand G54

For more information or a FREE Demo, contact Speaksee’s UK Partner Sight and Sound Technology:

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The Eliot Patient Chair® range from Roma Medical evolved from the need to create a sustainable product that met the requirements of the patient, infection control, tissue viability and manual handling. Each chair is upholstered with Vyflex® 4 way stretch upholstery with optional removable memory foam seat and concealed height adjustment. All four models: The Eliot Standard®, Dynamic®, Plus® and Relative® chairs were on display, with the Product Support team, happy to demonstrate the clinical and ergonomic advantages of each product.

Finally, the much-loved children’s author, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen was the highlight of the event with his keynote talk on ‘You help us to help ourselves’ – focusing on the much beneficial impact of occupational therapy and physiotherapy during his rehabilitation visit. He spoke about the power of learning how to push himself daily, with the empowering support of his OT’s.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here: Co Move It, DHA Supplies, Frontier Group, Motor Step, Ophir Solutions, Rompa, Roma Medical, Sight & Sound & Temporary Solutions. Further details can be found on the next five pages.

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The iDry body dryer

The iDry body dryer is a device that uses innovative technology to dry you before you leave the shower. By generating a warm and gentle flow of air, the dryer increases the rate of water evaporation from the skin, ensuring that the whole body is evenly dried in as little as two minutes.

The iDry body dryer gives its users increased self-sufficiency, allowing them to stay at home for longer as well as reducing demands on carers. The body dryer is also extremely economical to use, and more hygienic than towel drying.

The first body dryer was invented by our founder in 1991, but remains largely unknown to the public. As a company, we are on a mission to change that as we know just how beneficial this technology can be.

When we ask people in care what is important to them, we find that independence and dignity are very often cited as being vital for a feeling of self-worth and being able to live a more productive life. By enabling people to dry themselves autonomously, the iDry body dryer has great capacity to improve the lives of people usually reliant on care.

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Temporary Adapted Living Solutions: Bringing you home

TAdapted Living Solutions specialises in providing temporary

made or property adaptations are underway. Their adaptable solutions can be installed internally or externally, even as a level-access temporary extension to the property.

Temporary Adapted Living Solutions products can navigate through gateways, alleyways, and properties if needed, utilising available space effectively. Tailored to your client’s needs, their offerings can include additional mobility aids, such as ceiling track hoists (single room or room-to-room), wash beds, sliding doors, accessible handwash basins, wall-mounted shower seats, raisedheight smart toilets with dropdown toilet arms, grab rails, and more.

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For occupational therapists seeking to enhance their practice through sensory room solutions, Rompa are at the forefront of providing life-changing spaces. With our expertise in manufacturing and installing sensory room equipment, Rompa offers a plethora of stimulating and calming resources for occupational therapists aiming to optimise their clients’ sensory experiences and assist in their role.

Occupational therapists recognise the profound impact sensory rooms can have on individuals with diverse needs, from those with sensory processing disorders to those undergoing rehabilitation. Rompa’s comprehensive range of products, from our in-house manufactured tactile panels to interactive projectors, presents OTs with a wealth of tools to tailor sensory environments to meet specific therapeutic goals.

Our commitment to innovation ensures that occupational therapists have access to technology and bespoke sensory spaces that evolve clinical practices and client needs. By collaborating with us, occupational therapists can unlock new possibilities for sensory interventions – fostering engagement, relaxation, and skill development in their clients.

As the demand for sensorybased interventions continues to grow within occupational therapy practice, we stand as a reliable partner, equipping occupational therapists with the resources needed to create enriching sensory experiences that promote well-being and participation for all individuals.

The Resolve Range: Making accessible kitchens

The Occupational Therapy Show 2023 brought together the entire OT community from the 22nd-23rd November at the NEC Birmingham. One of Healthcare Matter’s Top Exhibitors was DHA Supplies: a leading UK manufacturer of specialist independent living solutions.

Co-founders Andy and Chloe Martin: a father and daughter team showcased the new Resolve Range at the Occupational Therapy Show with its winning ergonomic design features and cost-effective prices suitable for DFGs.

The Resolve Range has adjustable counter worktops, heat drawers and pull-down cabinets, all ideally suited for optimal independence at home. With flexibility in

mind, a whole new kitchen can be fitted or modular aspects added to an original kitchen.

Chloe Martin, Operations Director, spoke live from The Occupational Therapy Show 2023, “We truly believe that having the right environment for a person enables them to maintain their dignity and independence –and at an affordable price, that is exactly what our Resolve Range promotes.”

The Resolve Range is the full-package: designed with a love and passion for independent living and manufactured with the best of British and German precision engineering, fully deserving of our Top Exhibitor recognition. The range is unbeatable on price too, with savings of up to 50% compared to other market competitors and a promise of a four-week delivery following initial orders.

The team at DHA Supplies have been working closely with local authorities, occupational therapists, case managers and architects to come up with collaborative designs to suit the evolving care and rehabilitation needs of the independent living sector.

Healthcare Matters was not only impressed by the quality of DHA Supplies’ Resolve Range but also the exceptional dedication to customer service shown at the Occupational Therapy Show 2023. Review - Top Exhibitors
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accessible wet rooms, bedrooms,
complete living solutions for individuals who have an acquired disability. Their interim solutions facilitate a smooth transition home from the hospital or rehabilitation centre whilst rehabilitation is ongoing, suitable long-term arrangements are

New generation Toto Cradle launched

Frontier Medical Group are proud to announce the arrival of Toto Cradle, an extension to our automated lateral turning system. The Toto Cradle addresses the issue of manual turning as part of a pressure area care plan.

The Toto Cradle Platform is the next generation of the Toto Lateral Turning System, which has been used in hospitals and healthcare settings since it launched in 2008.

Toto is an automatic lateral turning system designed to assist with patient turning. With a powered control unit and a turning platform fitted beneath a patient’s mattress, Toto automatically turns patients at user-defined intervals, relieving pressure over their most vulnerable areas.

Toto Cradle Platform has been specifically designed with the cradle support system, which reduces the risk of patient migration across the support surface while providing lateral turning.

Healthcare providers are required to turn patients frequently to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers but there are

a range of challenges when turning manually including resourcing, risk to patients and staff as well as lack of dignity for the patient. Manual turning on a 24-hour cycle can interrupt sleep patterns and be generally disruptive for patients and carers.

We recently showcased the product at the Occupational Therapy (OT) Show and exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, where the feedback from healthcare professionals was overwhelmingly positive, with many commenting that they could see the benefits of the product in both hospital and care home settings.

The Toto Cradle Platform differs from the original Toto Lateral Turning System by providing a dual tilt to enhance patient comfort and support, effectively cradling the patient while providing consistent, prescribed lateral turning intervals.

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023 was an extremely busy year for the team at CoMoveIT who had many successful experiences exhibiting at multiple shows.

Taking the positive experiences from other shows, Elegast Monbaliu –Associate Professor Rehabilitation Sciences at KU Leuven, and Chief Clinical Officer at CoMoveIT, gave two lectures in the Innovation Theatre during The Occupational Therapy Show 2023.

Using all his experience and knowledge, he expertly and clearly clarified and expressed to a keen audience the effect of powered mobility on independence for people with complex movement disorders.

The team showcased the ‘CoMoveIT Smart’ Steering System alongside DIETZ Mobility UK at their booth at the OT Show and was honoured with the ‘Best Innovative Product Award.’ The revolutionary auto-adapting

control benefits users, caretakers and healthcare professionals and provides an evidence-based solution designed to improve the quality of life of the patient.

If you’re interested in partnering with CoMoveIT, it is a great way to profile your company or care centre as innovative by using the CoMoveIT Smart as a cutting-edge mobility solution. By addressing the large underserved population of people with complex movement disorders, you will also benefit from the CoMoveIT Academy where the CoMoveIT team will provide training on different angles with a package that is tailored to your needs.

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Your step to freedom

It was the first time our team at Motorstep exhibited at the Birmingham NEC OT Show back in November 2023.

Showcasing a range of our Step Lifts, we didn’t quite know what to expect as previously our market was more for the Caravan and Motorhome industry.

We are very proud of our Motorsteps and have seen the difference they have made to our customers over the years. So with that in mind, we headed for 3 full days of lots of talking and demonstrations. What a great 3 days we had!

The feedback and overwhelming response the Motorstep lift received was just incredible. Speaking with the many OT’s that attended, some of which made a special trip to the OT show just to see the Motorstep in action, they all had the same thing to say…how it would instantly change the lives of the user and how they can remain independent in their own home without any costly adaptations or building work needed.

Through personal experience with step challenges, the Motorstep was created to help overcome these issues. Due to its innovative design, the motorised

step lift is completely portable, free standing and steadily raises the user to negotiate any step around the home that has become a challenge due to disability and mobility issues.

What the Occupational Therapists loved the most is how the step is ready to use straight from the box, sets up in seconds so their client doesn’t need to wait for costly building work to be completed.

With its simple push button operation, the Motorstep can lift to different heights allowing users to easily navigate steps or elevated areas without physical exertion.

160kg/25st. All Motorsteps are weatherproof for indoor and outdoor use.

Motorstep can help OT patients gain independence and confidence in their ability to move around their environment, ultimately improving their overall quality of life and to perform activities of daily living without the need for assistance.

We have different models available, lifting to 12, 24 or 32 inches. Powered by mains transformer or lithium ion battery with a capacity to lift up to

It was great fun to see the OT attendees enjoy testing the step lifts for themselves and to hear them say that it’s a great cost-effective way to change lives. This made the long 3 days worth it!

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Show highlight at Occupational Therapy 2023: The Eliot Patient Chair

Healthcare Matters visited the Occupational Therapy Show 2023 from the 22nd-23rd November at the NEC Birmingham and was overly impressed by the quality of products and services across all exhibitors.

Roma Medical was one of our Top Exhibitors, with the innovative, Eliot Patient Chair range, which generated a lot of interest from across the industry.

Development of the range was inspired by the need to create a sustainable product that met the requirements of the patient, infection control, tissue viability and manual handling.

Each chair is upholstered with Vyflex® 4 way stretch upholstery with optional removable memory foam seat and concealed height adjustment as standard. For safe handling, ‘housekeeping’ wheels are standard across the range while the Flip Arm model enables side transfer and rapid evacuation in emergency situations such as cardiac arrest. The Eliot Plus features a depth adjustable seat for users with varying sized gluteal shelf and there’s even the dual-purpose Relative chair designed to fold into a couch for a companion staying alongside their loved one.

All four models: The Eliot Standard, Dynamic, Plus and Relative chairs were on display, with the Product Support team, happy to demonstrate the clinical and ergonomic advantages of each product.

With an eye on sustainability, this ‘Made in Britain’ supplier has gone to great lengths to implement its Net-Zero operations. The Eliot Patient Chair range is made using fully recyclable materials with modular components allowing healthcare end-users to fulfil their own in-house targets on Environmental Management Systems (EMS.)

Each model has been meticulously designed by the Roma Development Team, to bring comfort and flawless design features to healthcare settings

across the country. Available in four colours: Navy, Duck Egg Blue, Chablis and Hyacinth, the chairs will be loved by residents, patients, staff and family members alike.

With a focus on individual comfort and pressure area care, the adjustable seat height and seat depth allows users to enjoy optimised seating, whilst the flawless design is compatible with slings and stand aids.

Healthcare Matters was particularly impressed by the ergonomic back contour which enhances perfect head and neck position for optimal spinal alignment. With the standard memory foam seat pad and upholstered 4-way stretch Vyflex® covering, the height adjustable Eliot chair mitigates against the risks of pressure sores and caters for patients of all sizes.

The Eliot chair range is waterproof, stainproof and anti-microbial, making them easy to clean. A comprehensive maintenance package is available to help maximise service life and meet sustainability targets.

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The Pharmacy Show 2023

The Pharmacy Show is the UK’s largest trade show for the primary care and community pharmacy sector. With over 300 exhibitors and a world-class education programme, the Pharmacy Show 2023 edition was buzzing with excitement from the 15th-16th October at the NEC in Birmingham. Every year, it’s the definitive calendar event for creative networking, showcasing new products and innovations and meeting new and existing customers across the industry.

The 2023 edition saw over 8,500 professional visitors, from pharmacy owners, wholesalers, buyers, traders, stake-holders, distributors and decisionmakers all under one roof for two days of dedicated trade conversations, education and sales. The event is uniquely designed, with theatres spaced directly across the show floor, to maximise the flow of visitors to exhibitors. 91% of visitors said they met

suppliers or learnt about products they would not normally have the time to meet with or learn about beforehand, demonstrating that this is the ideal opportunity to showcase new products to potential customers.

The show is widely regarded as bringing commonality of purpose and sharing a united pharmacy voice, across a fast-moving sector. It is the perfect place to carry out a ‘temperature check’ on what is happening across the industry and attracts distinguished keynote speakers.

The 2023 show, like the ones before was designed with dynamism in mind, with dedicated hands-on workshops live on the show floor and the opportunity to test and touch new products and solutions over the course of the two days.

The range of exhibitors was extensive and covered a myriad of products and solutions across the industry. Large household names such as Boots UK were in attendance, alongside big players like Aston University and the Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital University Trust, all the way through to independent hypoallergenic children’s bathing products such as Childs Farm. There were large scale pharmaceutical manufacturers, healthcare brands of all shapes and sizes and advocates and charities for community pharmacies across the UK.

With high demand for trainee pharmacies everywhere, there were training companies on hand to discuss level 2 and level 3 pharmacy apprenticeships. For existing pharmacies, one of the most popular topics was innovation in eCommerce from stock control to e-prescriptions and emergency

Aero Healthcare ‘MAKE IT BETTER’ with more support for the community pharmacy sector

Aero Healthcare has once again increased its support for local and community pharmacies as its sector exclusive first aid and wound care range continues to drive positive sales, OTC growth and repeat customer business.

tailored planograms enable easy merchandising and the optimisation of limited shelf space.

prescription refills in a single-dispending software programme. With a priority on customer safety, software programmes can now offer easy tracking of expiry dates, recalls and insurance plans at the click of a button.

This is our pick of the best exhibitors from last year’s event, listed here: Elite Aesthetics, Proven Probiotics & Skills4Pharmacy. Further details can be found on the next three pages.

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Vitcheck: Multi-award winning technology dispensing personalised nutrition

Vitcheck has been specially developed for pharmacy to allow targeted personalised nutrition recommendations to be integrated into dispensing practice. This easy to use web-based platform designed by a pharmacist with nutritional medicine expertise enables any personalised nutrition recommendations needed by the patient to be in less time than it takes to dispense a prescription item.

Reinforcing Aero Healthcare’s dedication to drive and re-energise the First Aid and Healthcare pharmacy sector, Reuben Gilmore, Sales Director at Aero Healthcare, said, “Every local pharmacy can now access the benefits from our innovative community support products and initiatives. Our partnership with AAH, along with Enterprise Wholesale, and newly appointed Hampdens, ensures a comprehensive and reliable supply across the country, to all of the UK’s dispensing points.”

And, already an integral component for pharmacy chains such as Whitworth, MB Health and McKeevers, enhanced retail fixtures, eye-catching packaging and

Competitive lower unit consumer price-points and consistent, guaranteed profit of return (POR) for pharmacies spans the premium range. Product categories range from Aero’s plasters that use trademarked premium adhesive, so that they ‘really do stick,’ along with burns care dressings, bandages, wound pads and cold packs, making customer choice and across range purchasing easy.

For more information on Aero Healthcare’s first aid and wound care pharmacy range, visit: or email: sales@aerohealthcare or call 01403 790704.

It works by identifying the single and incremental detrimental effects different medications, as well those created by elements of life-stage, lifestyle and diet might have on micronutrient status. The database of every UK generic and branded medicine identifies over 4,000 incidences where medications alone impact upon this important element of good health.

It allows recommendations to be made to patients using a simple to understand traffic light system that suggests which micronutrient deficits can be corrected by diet-and howand which require supplementation. All recommendations are evidence

based with hyperlinks to the actual references used as their basis.

The pharmacy package includes a tablet device, staff training, and a limited range of competitively priced supplements to meet any recommendations. Outlets in UK, Ireland and Australia are currently signed up to use Vitcheck, designated as the number one personalised nutrition tool.

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ProVen Probiotics: For every life stage

The gut microbiome comprises billions of bacteria of many strains and species, some are known to have specific benefits and others are considered to be potentially pathogenic if they are allowed to overgrow and affect the overall bacterial balance for an individual.

Our modern lives mean that we have more sugar and alcohol in our diets, are less physically active and may be exposed to medications, including antibiotics, which directly impact the gut bacteria and may lead to bloating, IBS or other digestive issues.

expertise, science and research related to the impact of probiotic supplements on the microbiome. The Port Talbotbased company now has a wide range of products to support every life stage, which are manufactured at its cutting-edge manufacturing and R&D site.

Probiotics act as substitutes for the bacteria that live in our microbiome and help to support the natural balance of these billions of bacteria. They are especially useful after illness or medications, such as antibiotics, and can be used as part of an everyday routine.

Probiotic supplements contain a variety of species and strains microorganisms, the most researched types being Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.

ProVen Probiotics is a leading UK probiotics manufacturer, with over 30 years’

The ProVen products are supported by over 25 clinical trials and more than 100 articles and research papers over the years. Established in 2012, by Dr Nigel Plummer, ProVen Probiotics has an inhouse team of research scientists focused on researching the effectiveness of the multistrain bacteria consortia over a wide range of conditions and are always looking to introduce new product innovations.

The probiotic strains, which include both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains, are unique to ProVen and are known as Lab4, Lab4B and Lab4P. With a proven track record for clinical excellence, ProVen Probiotics are sold in more than 20 countries around the world, including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, China, Hong Kong and the USA.

Joining the best from across the primary care and community pharmacy sector, ProVen

Probiotics exhibited its product range at The Pharmacy Show 2023 from the 15th-16th October at the NEC in Birmingham. Two of the most popular products showcased were For Adults 25 Billion and Fit for School, which are widely available at Holland and Barrett, as well online and at independent pharmacies and health shops.

For Adults, 25 Billion is available for £17.95 and contains 30 capsules, to be taken twice daily. These high-strength probiotic capsules contain friendly bacteria for everyday use and hold 12.5 billion friendly bacteria per capsule. With select vitamins and minerals for digestive and important immune support, these capsules are proven to support a healthy gut. For Adults, 25 Billion helps re-balance the gut and customers often experience a notable difference quickly and report feeling more energised and less bloated.

ProVen Fit for School has been developed for school-age children aged four to sixteen and comes in a chewable tablet or stickpack format retailing at £15.95 for 30 tablets. The product contains 12.5 billion of the Lab4 Acidophilus and Bifidus friendly bacteria, with added vitamin C for immune system support. Available in a delicious strawberry flavour, the product contains no added artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Importantly for parents and educators, this product has been proven to reduce school absenteeism by 30%.

To see the full ProVen Probiotics range with products for all life stages from pregnancy to adulthood, please see the website below:

+44 (0)1639 825107


Bridge the Skills Gap, Boost your Pharmacy and reduce costs

Invest in your Pharmacy Workforce with Skills4Pharmacy Apprenticeships

Skills4Pharmacy is an experienced Pharmacy Apprenticeship Training Provider dedicated to initiating and furthering the careers of Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Service Assistants (Pharmacy Support Workers), Science Manufacturing Process Operatives and Science Manufacturing Technicians.

Founded in 2015 by pharmacist Amerjit Singh. He says, “An apprenticeship is not just a job; it is an investment in a fulfilling career where learners can earn while they learn. Apprenticeships provide the skills, confidence, and industry expertise needed to thrive in Pharmacy.”

With a proficient team of subject specialist tutors, Skills4Pharmacy delivers high quality training programs tailored to meet the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).


These programs are designed to guide and support learners throughout their apprenticeship journey, ensuring they attain certification and excel in their roles.

Skills4Pharmacy prioritise efficiency and convenience in our onboarding process. Our monthly enrolment points ensure flexibility for learners, allowing them to join our programs at their preferred time. With a turnaround time of just five days, we aim for a swift transition from application to enrolment.

Call us on: 0161 794 0528 or visit our website:

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Pharmacy-only Training provider

Dedicated Account Managers

Recruitment services available for employers

Enrolment points every month with a 5 day typical turnaround

GPhC Accreditied

Tutor led delivery

Over 20 subject specialist tutors

Unique, flexible approach to learning

Apprenticeships vacancies throughout England

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We are a UK registered pharmacy based in Warrington that provide the highest quality aesthetics products including dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle treatment, weight management, skin boosters and much more.

Our pharmacy is dedicated to providing top-quality aesthetic, beauty and medical supplies to meet all of your clinics needs whilst maintaining patient safety and wellbeing in the heart of our practice. We strive to provide a patient centred care at all times.

Elite Direct Pharma focuses on excellence and customer satisfaction, our friendly team of experienced professionals ensure the process of purchasing prescription medications is smooth, stress free and professional. We have a multidisciplinary team on-site at all times to ensure product/patient safety and to adhere to all legal, clinical and ethical responsibilities and regulations.

Elite Corporation Group always aim to provide the most competitive and affordable prices for all its services, bringing you the best quality whilst offering 100% transparency. We work hard to work around you, as we know you work hard all day so that’s why we offer a 4pm cut off! Order your products up to 4pm and get next day delivery.

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PCDS promoting confident Dermatology since 1994

The Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS) is the leading UK Society for all members of the primary healthcare team with an enthusiasm for dermatology, dermoscopy and skin surgery. With over 25 years of experience and one of the World’s best online resources, the Society is the key proponent of primary care dermatology. With thousands of members, the PCDS delivers high quality educational events and provides a primary and intermediate care voice in all aspects of dermatology, working with stakeholders to improve patient care.

The website is a free resource that can assist with the diagnosis and treatment of a large range of skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis, as well as skin cancer and hair and nail disorders. All our conferences can be viewed and booked online from Essential Dermatology through to Advanced Dermoscopy and Skin Surgery; there is a course to suit all levels for those who are looking to begin or improve their dermatology knowledge and skills.

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Diabetes Professional Care 2023

With an estimated five million people in the UK living with diabetes, according to charity Diabetes UK, it is important to keep abreast of all the latest innovations and solutions across the healthcare sector.

Diabetes Professional Care is the leading UK event dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes and common comorbidities. The 2023 edition was held from the 15th-16th November at London’s Olympia and attracted more than 3,500 visitors for its show-

stopping conference programme and over 100 top exhibitors.

The conference updated healthcare attendees on the NHS Diabetes Programme and looked at topics such as the future of glucose monitoring for type 2 diabetes, how lowering carbohydrates could minimise the impact of type 1 diabetes, the benefits of a reproducible analytical pipeline in improving diabetes data and the role of CGM, pumps and hybrid closed loops.


With over 100 expert exhibitors on hand, professional visitors could learn about the latest advance technology in insulin pens, blood glucose and ketone level monitoring and home testing kits for ease and convenience. There were new approaches to diabetes management with dog charities showing how trained dogs can support children with type 1 diabetes, through alerting care-givers and parents at the early stage of hypoglycaemia. For NHS staff, there were exhibitors showcasing type 1 diabetes education programs designed to provide diagnosis and management support for patients through a unique gamification approach.

This is our second pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here: Prestige Diagnostics. Further details can be found on this page and the next.

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Diabetes Professional Care Show 2024, 15th-16th October 2024, Olympia London

W&P supporting Health and Social Care providers across the UK

W&P has been supporting Health and Social Care providers with its business planning, compliance and training requirements since 2001, including:

● Policies and Procedures for Domiciliary, Residential, & Clinical Service providers in England, Scotland & Wales.

● Policies and procedures for Learning Disability Services in England.

● Policies and Procedures for nonregistered services in England

● Staff training packs – i.e. Management of Medicines.

● Accredited on-line distance learning training courses.

● Compliance Audits/Mock Inspections

● Tender writing and Bid support

● CQC Registration Support

● General Business Advice and Guidance

New for 2023!

● Updated CQC compliance webinar

● Values Led Recruitment and Retention Webinar

● Children’s Policies and Procedures

● New Online Policy Portal –Manage, read and share your policies at the touch of a button.

For this and much more, please go to our website at: or call us on 01305 767104, we are here to help.

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Prestige Diagnostics: In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices

Having attended DPC23 showcasing a wonderfully simple HbA1c point of care analyser, it really brought home to us the desire of people working on the front lines of primary care to be able to offer their patients timely information and diagnosis in an easy and straight forward manner.

Our background is in manufacturing IVD reagents and distributing laboratory equipment. Our MD and proprietor, who previously worked for some large diagnostic companies as an engineer, has a knack for spotting well designed machines, from talented manufactures. Since 2020, our business has expanded, including offering a suite POCT equipment from several well renowned and innovative IVD tech companies.

From the clinicians’ point of view, having a simple system using easy sampling methods that gives reliable results within minutes has huge advantages. Having the information at hand quickly, can help

them guide the patient towards the most appropriate care pathway very efficiently and improve early detection rates. It can also have the benefit of reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and even reduce overprescription of antibiotics.

From the patient’s perspective, getting results quickly from a ‘finger prick’ blood sample, is much less stressful, not to mention if the referral process is more direct, it will greatly improve their experience.

Naturally, when trying to introduce new platforms into the healthcare system, there are some obstacles, but with the increasing amount of

decentralised primary care settings there is an increasing opportunity to deliver testing widely that can really make a difference. As the mantra goes, it’s the right test, in the right place, at the right time.

People are also engaging more in their own wellbeing, if it’s easy, affordable, and accessible, there is huge potential to reduce preventative illness; the HbA1c test is the perfect example. Giving people knowledge, can empower them to make simple lifestyle changes that can reduce developing serious illness. This manifested itself amongst our own staff who, after taking the test, have largely had a significant reduction in their levels of HbA1c.

The vision is to give people the tools to seek the support and care pathways required. With advances in POCT technologies, we are now offering systems for haematology, biochemistry, CLIA, and PCR that provide simple, yet sophisticated (not to mention intelligent with the advances in AI), clinical diagnostic platforms that are not only up to the standards of laboratory testing but can be applied virtually anywhere.

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Care & Retirement Living Show 2023

Care Show is the UK’s largest care event, providing training, solutions and networking opportunities to support those responsible for the care of others.

The Care Show unites the entire care sector together for an action-packed two-day event under one roof. From 11th-12th October 2023, more than 200 healthcare suppliers connected with over 4,000 attendees and over 170 expert keynote speakers to showcase the latest products, services and solutions from across the industry. The quality of the footfall was high, with many managers, owners and directors from care providers looking to connect with exhibitors.

Hot on the conference agenda were topics such as the future of the healthcare sector, international recruitment, through to person-centred care management and employee engagement apps. There were some highly emotive short film premieres and to keep things fresh, 76% of the

speakers were first-time speakers at any care sector event.

EF Training Founder and Director Jayne Ellis spoke passionately about how to recognise and respond to compassion fatigue across the sector, which resonated with many in the audience.

Exhibitors ranged from podiatry, adaptive hoists, care management software, recruitment, bookkeeping, immigration advice, through to charities like Marie Curie and Alzheimer’s Society and even an innovative live butterfly kit company for elders.

This was the largest edition by far and together with the launch of co-located event: Retirement Living Show, the event even had to be moved to a bigger hall to accommodate more exhibitors and visitors. The events were buzzing with the latest care technology innovations, care equipment, catering, design, through to raising finance, finding land, construction, architecture, affordable living and everything related to creating independent living for seniors.

The Care Show Thirty Under 30 initiative was unveiled, championing dedicated younger staff, with the overall winners receiving certificates.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) staff were on hand to deliver keynote speeches and visitors had the opportunity to meet inspectors one-toone to ask questions about the nature of inspections.

For those looking for a new Linkedin profile photo, there was an enterprising headshot photo corner, whilst the quiet and relax room and beer & bubbles bar and lounge gave some much-needed downtime.

The feedback from exhibitors and visitors was overwhelmingly positive, with plenty of networking, showcasing of new products and services and a chance to come together for the care sector during challenging times.

This is our second pick of the best exhibitors from this year’s event, listed here: Medline Consultancy. Further details can be found on this page and a half.

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Care Show Birmingham (co-located event: Retirement Living Show)

9th-10th October 2024

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Medline Consultancy: Provider of Event Medical Cover, First Aid, Medical Supplies and Training

Medline Consultancy Limited are a nationwide provider of Event Medical Cover, First Aid and Medical Supplies and Training through our training academy.

Established in 2018, Medline Consultancy Limited have established themselves as a reputable supplier to the public and private sectors. Operating from the West Midlands, we are uniquely placed to provide our services across the United Kingdom.

As a training provider, Medline Consultancy provides over 150 training courses which are delivered either face to face, online or through our blended learning offerings. Our Training Faculty are all experienced and occupationally competent in their professional

areas of knowledge, ensuring that we can deliver you a quality training experience whilst maintaining the highest standards.

As we continuously expand our training academy, we continue our vision to be a one-stop shop for your training needs. Currently within our extensive range of courses we offer courses covering Clinical Skills, First Aid, Food Safety, Health and Safety, Information Governance, Statutory and Mandatory training and many more. Many of our qualifications are accredited through our awarding body QNUK whom are an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

Our First Aid and Medical Supplies range aims to be a one stop shop for all your equipment and supplies needs with an ever-expanding product range. We are proud stock products from a range of industry recognised brands such as Clinell, Intersurgical, Flexicare, Vygon, Class Professional Publishing and many more. At the centre of our product range is our vision to be able to supply

Transform Employee Engagement with One Powerful Platform. Terryberry’s industry leading Recognition Platform is a single hub with everything you need to build an effective employee recognition programme in your organisation, including Milestone & Service Awards, Employee Benefits, Social Recognition and Engagement, Wellbeing and Feedback & Engagement.

Renray are committed to designing furniture, beds and interior solutions with the end user in mind and tailoring our services and solutions to fulfil your requirements and vision for your care home. Our health and social care furniture, profiling beds, PAC and medical equipment are manufactured in our purpose built factories in Cheshire and Europe.

recognised products which are used and trusted by professionals.

This year’s show enabled us to showcase some exciting new solutions which we have added to our range. This includes solutions from TSG Associates including their SMARTSafe patient property bags enabling you to go the extra mile to look after your patient and their valuables and personal possessions.

Another new product which we introduced was SMARTEvacuation. The SmartEvacuation™ System is a practical and effective solution that has taken hospital evacuation out of ‘too difficult to do’ and moved it to ‘achieved at a high standard.’

By bringing to the show products and solutions, we were able to connect with Professionals across the Health and Social Care sectors and demonstrate our ability to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our sectors. If Medline Consultancy Limited can assist you, please reach out to our helpful team on: 0330 118 0480 or by emailing:

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Biomed96 is a specialist in the medical equipment industry offering a comprehensive range of patient monitoring consumables, Oxygen concentrators, SonoStar ultrasound probes, handheld vital sign monitors, face masks, COVID Antigen test kit, Dental surgical items, Surgical Diathermy leads, Stethoscopes, Veterinary ultrasound & monitoring cables at lowest price with Free NHS delivery.

Pharmafilter offers innovative solutions that improve the cleanliness of environments in hospitals, airports, and other large-scale facilities. Providing an infrastructure that creates simple work processes, Pharmafilter’s innovative, transformational waste and wastewater onsite treatment system is proven to combat Antimicrobial Resistance Bacteria, COVID-19, helping to establish a safer environment.

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TAqua Safety Showers: Emergency Showers & Eye Wash Stations

he importance of workers safety on chemical sites cannot be overstated. These sites involve handling and processing hazardous materials that can pose serious risks to human health and safety. It is crucial to have proper safety measures. Safety showers are one such imperative measure for several reasons:

1) Immediate response to chemical exposure: Chemical accidents can cause injuries like burns, eye irritation, or chemical absorption through the skin. Safety showers provide workers with a quick and effective means of rinsing off the hazardous chemicals, reducing the chances of severe damage and minimizing the extent of the injury.

2) Preventing further spread and contamination: Following a chemical accident, it is crucial to contain the spill and prevent its spread to other areas or individuals. Safety showers help in limiting the extent of contamination by allowing workers to wash off the harmful substances before they have a chance to spread.

3) Emergency preparedness: Accidents can happen even with

proper safety procedures in place. Having safety showers readily available throughout the chemical site demonstrates a commitment to emergency preparedness.

4) Employee morale and well-being:

The presence of safety showers shows that employers prioritize the wellbeing and safety of their workforce. This commitment to worker safety enhances employee morale and creates a positive work environment.

In conclusion, safety showers are imperative on chemical sites due to their ability to provide immediate response to chemical exposure. Their presence is instrumental in minimizing the risks associated with working in chemical facilities, protecting workers from harm, and creating a safe and secure work environment.

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Cirrus Research plc: Noise measurement instruments

At Cirrus Research, we have designed our range of simple-to-use sound measurement equipment, including sound level meters and noise dosimeters, and our vibration monitoring instruments to help you protect your people and the environment against the risks associated with excessive noise and vibration.

As one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of noise measurement instruments, Cirrus Research plc is the name you can trust to provide accurate, reliable and easy-to-use equipment that will stand up to scrutiny, and allow you to reduce the devastating effects of excessive noise, not only in the workplace, but also on the environment.

Implementing ISO 45001: Elevating workplace safety and reputation

In today’s corporate landscape, a paramount focus on workplace safety and employee well-being has led companies to embrace internationally recognised standards to enhance their occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems. ISO 45001, the globally acknowledged standard for OH&S management, offers a comprehensive framework with substantial benefits for organisations, regardless of size or industry.

boosts employee morale and productivity.

Furthermore, ISO 45001 fosters compliance with legal and regulatory OH&S requirements. Companies aligning with this standard are better equipped to navigate the complex landscape of OH&S regulations, reducing the risk of fines and legal liabilities.

Our equipment is designed in-house by our team of acoustic experts and manufactured in the UK, so you can be sure of its technical excellence and reliability.

Whether you’re looking for a Class 2 Decibel Meter to conduct an occupational noise investigation, or a Class 1 Sound Level Meter for an environmental noise survey, you can be sure that Cirrus Research has an instrument to meet your needs.

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Among these advantages is the significant enhancement of workplace safety. ISO 45001 guides companies in identifying and mitigating workplace hazards, reducing the risks of accidents, injuries, and illnesses. This results in a safer work environment that minimises absenteeism lowers worker compensation costs, and

At IMSM, we commit to supporting you on your journey to ISO 45001 certification. Contact us to discuss your ISO needs with our experts. Embrace ISO 45001 and embark on a path toward a safer, more productive and respected future for your organisation.

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Ensuring Safety in Hazardous Environments: ATEX Safety Showers


In industries where flammable gases, vapours, and dusts are present, ensuring the safety of employees is of paramount importance. The European Union’s ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, aim to regulate equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres, requiring companies to implement safety measures that mitigate the risk of ignition and protect personnel.


All chemical manufacturing facilities that handle or specialise in the production of volatile chemicals should adhere to ATEX regulations to protect employees from potential hazards. One of the key aspects of ATEX compliance is the provision of safety equipment, including safety showers and eye wash stations.

The Challenge and Solution

Compliance with ATEX Regulations: The company needs to comply with ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, which requires the implementation of safety measures to prevent explosions in areas with potentially explosive

atmospheres. This includes providing ATEX-compliant safety showers.

Employee Safety: The safety of employees is a top priority. You need to ensure rapid and effective decontamination in case of chemical exposure.

Equipment Selection: Choosing the right ATEX-compliant equipment is essential. You must evaluate the specific requirements of your facility, including location, potential hazard levels, and the number of showers needed.

The solution

Get peace of mind knowing that safety showers from Aqua Safety Showers will be manufactured from corrosion resistant materials and come with a two-year warranty, further promoting a safety-conscious workplace culture.

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New compact safety light barriers for the food processing industry

Schmersal has developed a new series of safety light barriers that are suitable for hygiene-sensitive applications in the packaging and food-processing industries, such as milk and meat processing. With a diameter of 62 mm and a height of 115 mm, the single-beam light barriers in the SLB series are extremely compact. This makes them ideal for thermoforming machinery for food packaging, for use on cutting equipment or on other machinery with narrow installation spaces.

SLB440 light barriers with IP69 degree of protection

SLB440 light barriers have been designed along the lines of the SLC/SLG440 IP69 safety light curtains and grids, which have been widely used in the food-processing and packaging industries for years. The new single-beam light barriers have been designed to cope with the high levels of stress placed upon them by the cleaning processes that are commonplace to these industries.

Thanks to a sophisticated, detailed design, the SLB440 series achieves IP69 degree of protection and is thus protected against ingress of water during close-range high-

pressure and high-temperature spray downs. This means that the external and internal seals on this contactless active protective device (AOPD) meet very strict requirements and are able to withstand frequent cleaning with alkali solutions, foam, hot steam or high-pressure jets.

Stainless steel locking caps – PC safety tubes

The new AOPD product line has also been created based on the principles of hygienic design. The locking caps on the SLB440 are made of stainless steel (V4A) as are the cable inlet, pressure equalisation diaphragm and fastening parts. Made of polycarbonate (PC), the transparent protective tubes not

only offer high resistance to cleaning agents, but also withstand strong mechanical loads. If spray lances should accidentally strike the SLC440 IP69’s enclosure during pressure washing in food production, the safety and protection function will continue to work thanks to the robust protective tubes.

The materials thus ensure higher process reliability as well as a lengthy safety light barrier service life. The independent testing laboratory Ecolab has also verified the high resistance of the materials used in these components.

Integrated evaluation

The AOPD series features integrated evaluation with two safety outputs that are connected directly to the higher-level control system. Additional features of this AOPD series are the integrated setup aid and straightforward connection option with M12 connector (4-pole or 5-pole). The SLB440 light barrier achieves Performance Level PLe, type 4.

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Kärcher’s new CV 30/2 Bp cordless vacuum brush

Kärcher is excited to introduce its cutting-edge vacuum brush, the CV 30/2 Bp, designed for professional users. Ideal for diverse settings such as hotels, retail spaces, and public facilities, this machine facilitates the effortless deep cleaning of both carpets and hard floors.

The CV 30/2 Bp Adv is a professional battery-powered vacuum cleaner that stands out for its excellent cleaning performance and user-friendly design. With a compact 3-litre capacity, this upright brush-type vacuum is versatile on both carpet and hard surfaces, automatically adjusting to different floor types. It effectively cleans textile floors, leaving them thoroughly cleansed and straightened. The vacuum's low ground clearance makes it ideal for cleaning under beds and fixtures in buildings or

hotels, with a convenient roller brush self-cleaning function activated by a foot switch, ensuring fast and hygienic operation. The ON/OFF switch, eco!efficiency mode, and LED display for remaining battery runtime add to the machine's innovative features.

The new CV 30/2 Bp, offers userfriendly operation with the convenience of cordless use – operators don’t have to contend with cables, search for power outlets, or switch outlets when moving between rooms during cleaning. This cordless vacuum brush is designed to intelligently recognise the type of surface it is cleaning by adjusting its suction power accordingly for different flooring.

The roller brush of the CV 30/2 Bp thoroughly cleans carpet fibres and removes ingrained dirt. A surface nozzle, available as an accessory, facilitates cleaning in hard-to-reach areas and corners. Thanks to its particularly flat design, the CV 30/2 Bp also enables cleaning underneath low furniture such as shelves, sofas, or beds.


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Motorscrubber launches shock

Following three years of intensive product development and over 1,500 hours of rigorous testing, MotorScrubber’s patented invention, SHOCK, is now available.

The SHOCK floor scrubber is a ‘detail’ cleaning machine, focusing on cleaning small floor spaces, including under and around toilet bowls, under partitions and units, as well as stairs and into corners and edging. It boasts the lowest profile oscillating cleaning head in the world at just 50mm/1.96” in its wings and 105mm/4.17” at its highest point. This provides a professional clean under partitions, obstacles, units and other low spaces – areas large scrubbing machines simply cannot reach.

a 90 degree pivoting yoke, users can seamlessly transition from cleaning floors to skirting boards and risers with a ‘flip’ of the head.

SHOCK features Lightweight and Heavyweight modes as it benefits from a quick-change 1.8kg weight kit, allowing cleaners to choose between increased downforce for cleaning floors, or improved manoeuvrability for cleaning stairs, steps and risers. With

Powered by our ergonomic battery backpack, SHOCK offers a 50 minute runtime and a quick-change battery, allowing cleaning teams to complete tasks more efficiently.

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Soyang Europe is a leading manufacturer and distributor of digitally printable wide-format and superwide-format media and surface coverings for the multiple industries including sign & display, design, marketing, construction, and décor. Additionally, Soyang Hardware offers leading edge wide and superwide format print production hardware solutions from many of the industry’s biggest and best-known printer brands.

Aqua Safety Showers are on hand to ensure your workers remain safe, just about everywhere. Our range of emergency products and equipment offer protection against serious injury and are all built to exceed ANSI/EN safety standards. We have the flexibility to adapt, modify or design bespoke units for each individual customer in our UK manufacturing facility.

Established in 1975, Dual Pumps Ltd is a leading supplier of pumps, fluid handling components, agricultural & industrial spraying products, pressure washers, pressure wash accessories & cleaning equipment. Preferred supplier for many leading manufacturers, distributors, hire shops across a broad range of industries in both the UK and export markets.


was founded in 2016 to bring new innovations and ideas to the pet trade.

We are master distributors for the UK and European markets dealing with major accounts in both the pet and vet sectors. We also offer consultancy, coaching and help for companies and individuals wanting to launch new products or grow sales.

ELAFLEX LTD are based in Hertfordshire. We are the prime suppliers for the UK and Irish markets of all ELAFLEX products including ZVA nozzles, petrol pump hoses, breakaway couplings, and products for CNG, LNG, H2, Chemical, Pharma, LPG, Bitumen and Aviation refuelling industries. Discover our Rubber Bellows and bespoke hose reels! We also operate from Stockport, near Manchester.

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For over 50 years, CP Cases have been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing an extensive range of bespoke cases and 19-inch racks, which is why we have the perfect formula to provide innovation, durability and high-performance cases to a range of industries, including security, medical, broadcast and much more.

Electrolab Biotech is a leading manufacturer of bench-top bioreactors and fermenter systems. With over 30 years’ experience designing and building bioreactor systems in the UK, you’ll find the partner you can trust to deliver the equipment you need. We offer the same high level of service and support to all our customers.

Cirrus Research plc is a leading expert in the creation and distribution of noise measurement instruments. Established to innovate solutions for noise monitoring, their product range includes sound level meters, noise dosimeters, and environmental noise monitoring systems. Cirrus Research is dedicated to improving health and safety in workplaces and communities by providing precise, reliable tools for noise assessment and management.

We offer high-quality Explosion Protection and Spark Protection equipment from our wide range of Vent Panels, Flameless Vents and Isolation Valves as well as Sensors, Environmental and Safety Protection and our NEW Raptor Spark detection kits.

We provide consultancy, calculations and a free initial site visit.

Chevronshop is a division of Bluelite Graphics, a pioneer and UK market leader in the supply of chapter8 compliant vehicle chevrons and graphics. We have a growing design list of products that fit over 110 models of vehicles used in service across the UK. In 2021, the company celebrates its 15 year anniversary of supplying chevrons and graphics to not only the UK but worldwide customers.


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